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Cover illustration: “Frederik III receives sovereignty”. Painting, oil on canvas, by Nicolai Abildgaard, 1783. Reproduced courtesy of Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Names: Evju, Håkon, 1981- author.

Title: Ancient constitutions and modern monarchy : historical writing and enlightened reform in Denmark-Norway 1730-1814 / by Håkon Evju.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019] | Series: Studies in the history of political thought, issn 1873-6548 ; Volume 14 | Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Universitetet i Oslo, 2014, titled Ancient constitutions and modern monarchy : historical writing and enlightened reform in Denmark-Norway, c. 1730-1814. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: lccn 2019002113 (print) | lccn 2019005117 (ebook) | isbn 9789004394063 (E-book) | isbn 9789004366848 (hardback : alk. paper) | isbn 9789004394063 (ebk.)

Subjects: lcsh: Denmark--History--18th century. | Denmark--Intellectual life--18th century. | Denmark--Kings and rulers. | Norway--History--18th century. | Norway--Intellectual life--18th century. | Norway--Kings and rulers.

Classification: lcc dl194 (ebook) | lcc dl194 .e94 2019 (print) | ddc 948.1/024--dc23

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